Diffusing the BRAND NEW Everyday Oils Collection

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So as you (hopefully) know, last week Young Living unveiled their brand new Everyday Oils Collection for the Premium Starter Kit and it’s beautiful for SO many reasons!

Reason 1: It’s got a brand new box and it’s shiny!
Reason 2: Melaleuca A, Stress Away & Citrus Fresh were added! 🙂
Reason 3: We said a bittersweet goodbye to Peace & Calming and Valor, but now they are available (Valor is almost) to purchase by wholesale members! Can I get a WOOT, WOOT?!?

My favorite way to experience the oils is by diffusing them! Not only does it make the entire room smell good, it allows the oils to work on everyone in that room! 🙂 These are some of my most beloved combinations!

 

Good Morning – when you just don’t want to get out of your bed…#TheStruggleIsREAL

  • 6 drops Lemon
  • 4 drops Peppermint

Immune Boost

  • 8 drops Thieves
  • 4 drops Purification

Homework Time – Enhance concentration and make a productive environment

  • 6 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Stress Away

Seasonal Discomfort Relief – Spring time, fall time, had to be in the same room as your cousin’s cat time 😉

  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Peppermint

Refresh & Invigorate – When you want your home to smell like spring-time itself! Seriously! My FAV! 🙂

  • 4 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 4 drops Lavender

Mood Boost – When it’s been a long day and you’re one second away from screaming into a pillow

  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 6 drops Joy

Relaxation Bliss

  • 6 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Stress Away
  • 4 drops Peace & Calming if you have it

P.S. – there is still time to get an additional Home Diffuser for 10% off! Ends December 1 – Learn more

P.S.S. – Starting on the 24th-26th & 28th, the Aria Diffuser will be 20% off! – Learn more

P.S.S.S. – Here’s the shiny new box! Isn’t it GORGEOUS?!?
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Share with me below some of your favorite Young Living diffuser combinations! 🙂

If you need to get your hands on these oils, be sure to order them here to get them 24% off!

Take care, talk soon, diffuse much! 🙂

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The BRAND NEW Everyday Oils Collection

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Have I ever expressed to you how much I love Valor and Peace & Calming?!? I love it, I do, like really do….like dream about it do! That’s why I’m SO excited that it’s no longer in the Premium Starter Kit! Why you ask?!? BECAUSE IT’S BEEN OUT OF STOCK FOR MONTHS BECAUSE IT’S BEEN IN THE PREMIUM STARTER KIT! So sorry for the CAPS, I’m in desperate need of some Peace & Calming and Valor in my life. 😉

So the day has come where we have to say goodbye. Goodbye Valor and Peace & Calming and hello Melaleuca A and Stress Away! PS – This means we will be able to order Peace & Calming and Valor soon on our regular and Essential Reward orders! Who’s excited!?! 😀

These oils are MUST-HAVES in our homes!

Stress Away is a beautiful blend that melts away tension! Just a quick sniff from the bottle relaxes my entire body! This stuff is AMAZING!

Young Living’s Stress Away™ essential oil blend is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.*

Melaleuca A There are countless uses for Melaleuca! 🙂

Melaleuca alternifolia is highly regarded for its wide range of uses. It supports the immune system* and is beneficial for the skin. Commonly known as Tea Tree Oil.

Are you convinced you need these oils yet? If not, check this out. If so, get started here!

Homemade DIY Dryer Balls

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So I’m sure you’ve heard that there are tons of nasty chemicals in dryer sheets right? The ‘clean’ smell is in fact a mix of crazy chemicals and when you smell this ‘clean’ scent you need to turn and RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION! Okay, maybe that was a little dramatic….

Here are some yucky ingredients in dryer sheets so you can see for yourself:

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry-generated Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) from the 1990s, the following is a list of chemicals in fabric softener products, most in untested combinations. Liquid fabric softeners additionally may contain formaldehyde.
Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer.
Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant.
Ethanol: On the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders.
Limonene: Known carcinogen.
A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage.
Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list.
Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders.
Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic.
Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders.
Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled.

Maybe it isn’t such a drastic idea to run away…quickly…

After learning about this and running to the laundry room to throw my chemical-laden dryer sheets away, I had to find a natural alternative that still made my clothes smell good! After a quick google search I found this DIY tutorial on how to make dryer balls. Besides smelling AMAZING, these dryer balls also reduce my drying time and static! Now, who doesn’t love that?

Here is what you need to make your own chemical-free reusable dryer balls:

  • 100% Wool Yarn (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Leg of Panty Hose
  • Scissors
  • 10 Drops of Essential Oil per Dryer Ball (I would highly suggest Lavender, Purification & Citrus Fresh)

The essential oil smell and cleaning properties will last 1-2 months. When the smell runs out, just reapply and you are ready to go!

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To start, wrap the yarn around your fingers 15-25 times.

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Then, start wrapping the yarn in the middle of the oval you just made. Try to do this the same amount of times you did at first. Wrap it tight!

DSC01471Slowly but surely keep wrapping your yarn around itself until it starts to look like a ball (will look awkward for some time)

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After awhile, it starts to look like a ball! Make it your desired size. The perfect size is probably softball size.

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Once you are finished with one, repeat the steps until you have the desired amount of dryer balls. A good number is 5.

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Once you have as many as you want, put your dryer balls into the leg of the panty hose. Tie off each of the dryer balls with a piece of non wool yarn so it doesn’t felt. DSC01486 Put through the washer & dryer along with a regular load. If you can, put them in a hot water load of laundry so the felting process takes place quicker!

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This is what it should look like when it’s properly felted.

Be off and do great things (like making toxic-free heavenly smelling laundry!)

Would you make these dryer balls? Let me know what alternatives you use around the house!
Take care & talk soon!

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Stinky Sink?

So last Saturday we walked into our house after an evening out with friends and there was a smell. So we did what any logical people would do, we walked around the house until we found the culprit. It come down to 2 possible culprits, the trash or the sink. To rule out the sink, I would need to freshen it somehow. Then it hit me, my brilliant idea of the year (yes, I don’t have that many 😉 ). I’ve seen those little gel balls with good smelling(but probably chemical laden) properties that you put in your sink and turn on your garbage disposal.
 
So, I grabbed my lemon & orange essential oils as well as one capsule. I’m sure you know where I’m going with this but I’ll keep going for clarity sake. I put 2 drops of each oil in the capsule, started the water in the sink, put the capsule in and hit the garbage disposal. Voila! Instant fresh, citrus bliss!

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What you need:
2-4 Drops of essential oils (get here)
1 Vegetable capsule
Stinky sink (optional)
 
Turns out that the sink wasn’t the culprit….It was the trash after all….and after writing all of this, I think to myself, why didn’t I try to take out the trash first? Surely that would have been easier? Oh well, I’m glad I ‘stumbled’ upon this trick! 🙂
 
What do you use to freshen your sink? Let me know in the comments below!
 
Take care & talk soon!

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